03/25/2011 1:03PM

Gulfstream getting a look at All Due Respect


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As if trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.’s stable didn’t already have enough firepower, it got a little stronger earlier this winter with the addition of the Grade 1 placed All Due Respect, who makes her south Florida debut in Sunday’s $60,000 Ocala at Gulfstream Park.

The one-mile Ocala is restricted to Florida-breds and drew a field of 10, including four horses from the barn of trainer Marty Wolfson.

All Due Respect was purchased privately by owner Paul Pompa Jr. and transferred to Dutrow following her seventh-place finish in the Sunshine Millions Distaff on Jan. 29. A daughter of Value Plus, All Due Respect was already graded stakes placed before even winning her maiden when third in the Grade 3 Pocahantas at Churchill Downs in 2009. Her most important effort to date came early last year at 3, when she was beaten a neck by Crisp while finishing a similar margin in front of Blind Luck in the Grade  1 Santa Anita Oaks.

All Due Respect has raced on the fringes against graded stakes competition ever since, while also dropping into allowance company to post a pair of victories on the West Coast in June and again in late December. She never entered serious contention in the Sunshine Millions.

“I’m glad to have her,” said Dutrow. “I had to make some adjustments with her since she arrived here and they’ve seemed to help. She’s become very happy the last several weeks, and I’m very happy with her. I’m sure she’ll run her race Sunday if she breaks, and I’ll be able to get a better line on her and have a better idea what we’ll do next after watching her run this race.”

All Due Respect looked sharp blowing out three furlongs for the Ocala in 36.40 seconds on Friday.

Amazing, who easily handled All Due Respect when second in the Sunshine Millions, tops the Wolfson quartet that also includes Omega Cat, Folk Dancer, and Golden Mystery.

Amazing contested all the pace before ultimately succumbing to Evening Jewel in the Sunshine Millions but rebounded to easily win a high-priced optional claiming and allowance race here by 2 1/4 lengths six weeks later.

Both Folk Dancer and Golden Mystery would be stretching out off a series of sprints if they go in the Ocala. Folk Dancer was claimed for $50,000 at Santa Anita on Jan. 30 and finished third going 6 1/2 furlongs in a mid-level optional claimer making her first start for Wolfson earlier this month.

Musical Romance was multiple stakes-placed at 3 and returns to restricted company for the first time since finishing fourth, beaten less than a length by Aegean, in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint.

C C’s Pal was graded stakes placed on three occasions as a 3-year-old but is winless in two tries, both at Tampa, this winter.

Glotona, Island Time and Sweet N Sour Nina round out the field.